Just because school has started and summer is over doesn’t mean vacations have to stop, too. As the number of summer travelers to Maui begins to slightly lesson, it’s the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy a staycation in one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations.
Enjoying the island you call home doesn’t have to break your budget either. Whether you need a break from the daily grind in the form of a spa day or weekend camping trip, check out these 4 easy staycations ideas on Maui that’ll be just as memorable as any trip off-island.
Didn’t get a chance to go camping this summer? Spend a night under Maui’s starry skies by pitching a tent in your backyard. There’s no hassle with permits or packing up the car — and better yet, you still get to use your bathroom and kitchen.
Roast marshmallows over a fire pit and sip a bottle of your favorite wine. Share stories around the fire, and try to spot constellations in the night sky. Sleep directly under the stars or pitch a tent — your choice!
Spend a weekend at one of Maui’s most beloved boutique hotels and wellness retreats, without paying full price. Nestled between Pa’ia and Makawao, Lumeria Maui sits on 20-acres of historic grounds and offers kama’aina rates starting at $169 a night (there are blackout dates, so don't pick a major travel weekend). Each of its 24 rooms is carefully curated with pieces by local artists, along with luxurious organic linens and Aveda products.
Enjoy complimentary continental breakfasts and acclaimed farm-to-table dining. During the day, choose from yoga and meditation classes, or relax in its full-service spa.
Don’t have time for a full weekend getaway? Spend the day pampering yourself at the Grand Wailea’s spa. To get your day of R&R at a discount, head to Costco to buy a spa finder gift card, where you pay $80 for a $100 value. And if your schedule is flexible, plan your day of self care during a time that the Grand Wailea is running a special.
It’s August, which means everyone on Maui’s is sure to be sick of the summer heat. Escape to the upper slopes of Haleakala, where you can find all sorts of accommodations ranging from bed and breakfasts to yurts to cabins to campgrounds. Spend a weekend above 4,000 feet elevation and visit Upcountry favorites like Grandma’s Coffee House and the Ali’i Lavender Farm. Enjoy the crisp air while hiking through Poli Poli or Thompson Road.